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Beinn Mhanach, Beinn a' Chaisteil (Auch), Beinn nam Fuaran
by SecretSquirrel » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:45 pm
Route description: Beinn a' Chaisteil and Beinn nam Fuaran
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mhanach
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn a' Chaisteil (Auch), Beinn nam Fuaran
Date walked: 21/09/2014
Time taken: 7 hours
Distance: 22.2 km
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I had a single red balloon left to tick off on the Bridge of Orchy munros, so decided to make a day of it and take the high road to Beinn Mhanach across the Corbetts of Beinn a'Chaisteil and Beinn nam Fuaran.
The ascent and distance figures really don't give the whole picture on this walk. Its also not a technical route and the navigation is straight forward. But ... it was a tough day. It felt like I was either constantly slogging it out uphill or pointing my toes downhill. I know ... that's what hillwalking is, right? Yup, but today it just felt more so.
Despite that ... I would recommend the route to anyone looking to do Beinn Mhanach. It is worth the extra effort.
Beinn Dorain hiding behind the West Highland Railway viaduct
Under the crags of Beinn a'Chaisteil
Looking back to the viaduct
View back to Auch
The grassy ridge of Beinn a'Chaisteil
Summit cairn comes into view
Beinn a'Chaisteil Summit
Beinn nam Fuaran
Beinn nam Fuaran summit with Beinn Dorain in the background
A Dam on the Allt a'Chuirn, Beinn a'Chuirn & Beinn Mhanach
Looking back to Beinn nam Fuaran from the ascent of Beinn Mhanach
Looking down the Allt Kinglass towards Auch. Beinn Dorain on the right and on the left, the days earlier corbets.
Summit of Beinn Mhanach
Summit view across to Beinn a'Chreachain
Looking back to Beinn a'Chuirn (left) and Beinn Mhanach (right)
by simon-b » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:03 pm
by SecretSquirrel » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:33 pm
by Silverhill » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:32 pm
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